The Changing Mac Community
Subject:   Possible New Mac User
Date:   2002-03-06 15:18:00
From:   tomp2002
Response to: Possible New Mac User

I have about half a dozen geek friends. Most are system admins or write Windows software.

Every one of them is now doing virtually all their computing on a TiBook or iBook.. They have VPC for Windows stuff, Office X, and all have some flavor of Linux (no FreeBSD users in the group yet).

One long time friend ordered a TiBook day one. Since formatting it hasn't seen any version of the Mac OS, just Mandrake distro of Linux. I keep bugging him about OS X. He bought X day one and has the 10.1 upgrade disk.......he keeps saying "maybe tomorrow."

What he's really saying is that if OS X 10.1 had been available Day 1 when he received his new TiBook he'd be running it instead of Linux.....there's no doubt in my mind that sooner or later he'll get 'roun tuit and Linux will be history. He already has X Server 10.1 software on one of his smaller LANs and likes it.....

'roun tuit will come